Serial Space

Running from 2007 – 2012, Serial Space was an artist run space dedicated to providing a platform for artists undertaking ambitious and experimental projects. Serial Space supported sound art, experimental music, electronic art, performance art and many other non traditional practices and mediums. The Serial Space directors curated, organised and hosted countless events, performances, artist talks, debates, screenings, workshops, show & tells, exhibitions and residencies.

 

As a co-director of Serial Space, I worked to present over 100 events in 2009/2010 establishing the identity and focus of Serial Space as a development and presentation space for experimental hybrid art forms.

http://serialspace.org/

Lion Mountain Studio

Lion Mountain Studio is a community project initiated and controlled by members of Sydney's Sierra Leon community. The project was devised
to assist people from Sierra Leon and other African communities gain access and training in music making and recording in an informal structure with the long term goal of building the communities own capacity for creative expression in a computerised and on-line media environment. 

To achieve this the project focuses primarily upon building technical skills in music production and recording through songwriting and music creation-based activities.

The project has a training space provided through in kind support from Radio Skid Row and aside from a coordinator and specialist presenters, the project is run by volunteer producers and engineers. 

Project participants often begin with a low level of computer literacy, the program seeks to build these skills along the way. Through the on-line release of music produced in the project, the participants have had the opportunity to tell their story to a wide and varied audience. Project participants have identified their participation in the project as assisting greatly in their self esteem, mental health as well as technical and computer based skills.

Visit lionmountain.org for more information.

 

Sierra Sisters produced by Tobio and Lion Mountain Studio fo Schweppes TVC 2012/2013 Summer Campaign.

The full song is available here.

Moduluxxx

Moduluxxx is a 2 day thermo voltaic burn out celebrating and exploring modular synthesis. Somewhere between a museum, a LAN party and a pet show, Moduluxxx will be an space for vicarious enjoyment, learning, rubber necking, starting a dangerous new hobby (fiscally speaking), kicking tires or brushing shoulders with your peeps.

Around the world modular synthesis is experiencing a renaissance of interest and experimentation, with new developments from high bandwidth video synthesis systems through to reinventions of granular synthesis in an analog context. In a creative audio world that is dominated by software, saved files and presets, modular synthesis offers no recall, each patch is unique and perhaps unrepeatable. The equipment itself is constructed in small manufacturing runs, often by hand, designed by dedicated enthusiasts operating out of their lounge rooms.

 

So what is modular synthesis anyway? It is a style of synthesiser design where the architecture is left open. Each element, whether it be a sound generator, filter, controller, modulator or effect can be reconfigured in an infinite variety of arrangements.

What is so great about it? Your mind can go wild with the possibilities! You might never finish a song or track again!!

The second annual Moduluxxx was held in May, 2013 at the Marrickville Bowling Club and the Red Rattler Theatre. 

Moduluxxx also showcased at Sound Summit Festival, 2013. 

For more information visit the Moduluxxx site.